I was at the wifes Grandparents yesterday and he showed me a WW1 campaign medal that had been given to his uncle. Inscribed around the edge was his name and what I believe was his rate (E.R.A), however it also had "RNVCR" on it. Anyone have any idea what that might mean? My first thought was Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve but the initials are in the wrong order and besides, wikipedia tells me RCNVR wasn't formed until 1923. Also he is convinced that, although his uncle moved to Canada after the war, he was living in Britain and was British in 1914. I've had a brief search of the National Archives and found mention of a man of the same name who served in WW1 as a member of the RNVR. If that's him, where does the "C" come from. Any help most appreciated.